Ocean Peace

Waves of the ocean rolling to shore,

Copper glow of the sun rising over the horizon,

Golden glitter of a sandy beach,

Seagulls resting on the shoreline,

A boat gently moving with the rhythm of each wave.

 

Warm silky feel of the water,

Coarse grains of sand,

Warmth of the sun caressing my skin,

Cool wind off of the water.

 

Surf sizzling as it comes to shore,

Children laughing as they build sand castles,

A bird singing in the distance.

 

Tropical oil,

Salt air.

 

Peace.

Raissa Urdiales
Raissa Urdiales
Raissa lived most of her life along the shores of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. She currently lives in the quiet city of Tega Cay, South Carolina, just across the border from the very active art community of Charlotte, North Carolina. Raissa has not always considered herself as an artist. She spent a great portion of her adult life staring into computer screens and managing computer system implementations and upgrades in the traditional corporate setting. It was through a chance paint night that she discovered her passion for painting. On her 51st birthday, she treated herself to some acrylic paints and brushes and has not stopped painting since. She balances her passion for creating with her day job as a systems analyst. In the wee hours of the morning, you will find her painting before she immerses herself in the technology that is consuming the world today. Although Raissa does not have formal training in the arts she is very conscious of the benefits it has on the human psyche. She holds a Bachelor's of Science majoring in Psychology where she focused her studies on Organizational Psychology. Through her corporate career, she has learned how to strike a balance between that which provides monetary reward and that which fulfills us as humans. For her, this balance is obtained through painting, writing, and exercise. She is currently a member of the Guild of Charlotte Artists where she exhibits select pieces during the quarterly art shows in and around the Charlotte Metropolitan Area. She has also submitted and is featured regularly in the Light Space & Time online gallery. When she is not painting or working with computer systems, she is writing. She currently has a column with BIZCATALYST 360° named “Artful Being” where she writes on topics both in and out of her corporate life to help others gain balance on what it is to be human.
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Larry Tyler

Ah! my poet returns, a verse wrapped in the beauty of the sea. Very special my friend.

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